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Yangtze floods force millions from their homes in central China

first_imgVast swathes of China have been inundated by the worst flooding in decades along the mighty Yangtze River, with residents piling into boats and makeshift rafts to escape a deluge that has collapsed flood defenses and turned their homes into waterways. Heavy rains since June have left at least 141 people dead and missing, forced nearly 15 million people to be evacuated from their homes in July alone, and caused billions of dollars in economic losses, according to the government.An AFP photographer travelled through central Jiangxi, floating past partly submerged villages and towns as rescue workers battled to repair levees and dykes as forecasters warned of yet more rain. Topics : Dramatic improvement is not expected anytime soon.Fresh rains far upstream have caused a “rapidly increasing inflow” to the reservoir created by the massive Three Gorges Dam, state media said, citing authorities.The government has so far said that the dam — condemned by environmentalists for upsetting the river’s ecology and for the forced relocation of millions of residents — can handle the increased load.Critics say the summer flooding threat has worsened over the decades due in part to rampant overdevelopment and poor water conservancy policies such as overbuilding of ill-advised dams and levees.State media said Thursday that authorities also had issued a warning for the Huaihe River, another major Chinese waterway to the north of the Yangtze, as its waters continued to rise.center_img Waters in more than 400 rivers have exceeded warning levels, while some have reached historic highs over a period that officials say has caused the highest average rainfall levels across the Yangtze basin since 1961.Summer rains and seasonal glacial melt in the river’s Tibetan plateau headwaters cause routine annual flooding.Authorities are particularly concerned with Poyang Lake — China’s largest freshwater lake — in hard-hit Jiangxi province.Water levels there have hit historic highs, prompting an effort by more than 100,000 soldiers and other personnel to rescue residents and shore up dykes and levees to prevent worse flooding.last_img read more

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Borussia Dortmund looking to beat Man Utd and Tottenham to Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon

first_imgBorussia Dortmund looking to beat Man Utd and Tottenham to Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon by Metro Phil HaighSunday 7 Apr 2019 3:52 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Video Settings Advertisement Read More Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Read More Top articles Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Advertisement Comment Read More Read More Sessegnon is out of contract at the end of next season (Picture: Getty Images)In that situation, the German side would have to pay Fulham compensation for Sessegnon, but it could be around £500,000.The price being quoted for the England U21 international this summer is £50m, so waiting six months would be preferable for his suitors.It was thought that Tottenham were leading the race to sign the Fulham man, and they will likely make an offer to try and encourage the Cottagers to do business this summer, rather than lose the player for very little in January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySessegnon has not made the impact in the Premier League he would have hoped for this season, in his first campaign in the top flight.He has made 30 league appearances, scoring two goals, but has struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI and impress on a regular basis.Former Arsenal and England midfielder Paul Merson has certainly not thought much of the Fulham man’s performances.‘I’d be surprised [if someone paid £40m for Sessegnon],’ Merson said on Sky Sports. ‘I think last season, you would have got £40 million for him. Not playing in the Premier League. Potential. Very good in the Championship.‘He is has come up and if I am being honest, he has looked like he doesn’t feel like he should be there. He looked a bit lost sometimes. And I know he’s only 18 and he’s a kid, but I don’t think he has shown anything all season.’MORE: Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho appears to rule out Manchester United and Chelsea transferMORE: Manchester United are considering Jordan Pickford as David de Gea’s replacement The teenager is considering that path, according to the Sun, which would allow Dortmund to sign him on a pre-contract deal in January. Skip SPONSORED Ryan Sessegnon is attracting plenty of interest (Picture: Getty Images)Borussia Dortmund are hoping to win the race for Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon and even get the youngster on a free transfer.The 18-year-old has already made over 100 appearances for the west London side, and after their relegation from the Premier League a number of big clubs are circling for his signature.Tottenham and Manchester United are interested in signing the left-sided teenager, but Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have also entered the fray.There is even the possibility that Dortmund will get Sessegnon for free if he decides to play out the final year of his contract in the Championship with Fulham.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Full Screen / 1 min. story About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop PLAY Coming Nextlast_img read more

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DOMINICA TO JOIN OTHER OECS COUNTRIES IN DEVELOPING A DECENT WORK COUNTRY PROGRAMME

first_imgLocalNews DOMINICA TO JOIN OTHER OECS COUNTRIES IN DEVELOPING A DECENT WORK COUNTRY PROGRAMME by: – March 4, 2011 Share Tweet 35 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Share Representatives of government agencies, the employer’s federation and trade unions have begun work on putting together a decent work country programme for Dominica. A team of officials from the international labour organisation (ILO) is currently in Dominica providing technical support towards that effort.In moving forward with the implementation of this programme the first session of a two day workshop took place at the public service union building on Wednesday. Director of the Caribbean ILO office based in Trinidad Dr. Ana Theresa Romero in speaking to GIS news said the decent work agenda has four overarching priorities which were selected by the constituents of the O.E.C.S region. These priorities include creating jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue.“The first has to do with the review and the updating of national labour laws. You may have pieces of legislation that have been on the books for quite some time. The labour market situation has changed and if you need to bring these into line with international labour standards and CARICOM model laws, then through this process, we will identify which pieces of legislation require revision and updating. ILO will provide technical advice and support for carrying this out.The second area has to do with strengthening the labour market information system. This is to enable employers as well as workers and certainly the Government to know where you have a demand for certain types of skills, certain types of expertise and skills so that when one is doing planning whether it is for training or entering into a business or for attracting foreign investment, you will have an idea of the kind of skill sets that you need and where in the labour market one will be able to access some of these resources.The third area has to do with finding the appropriate work place responses for dealing with HIV and AIDS. That has to do with the use of the workplace as an entry point for reaching people with the message with respect to prevention, core support and most importantly, avoiding stigma and discrimination against persons based on real or perceived ideas that they may have HIV.”The fourth area will deal with strengthening the capacity of the labour ministry and workers to ensure that workers can engage in meaningful dialogue on economic and social issues.Dr. Romero says those four areas are not unique to Dominica but will be adopted by all O.E.C.S member territories.Dominica is the last of the O.E.C.S countries to embark on such a program. It is a very important venture and this is something that is taking place throughout the region. Most of the CARICOM countries are already on board. We are now doing this workshop today to develop a Country Work Programme which will provide guidelines and recommendations. We will identify priority areas where we need to review and make recommendations to Government for certain legislative amendments and identify new areas where we can all work with one common objective; that is, enabling the correct environment for the creation of employment, the protection of the workers’ rights at work, to strengthen social protection and to promote social dialogue. This is extremely important for us for industrial relations in Dominica, not only for the dignity of man but for the stability of the family and for economic and social development. It is absolutely important.”The decent work programme agenda has received worldwide support as a developmental tool to achieve social justice and economic progress. Sharelast_img read more

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Trinidad PM calls for stronger regional integration efforts

first_imgNewsRegional Trinidad PM calls for stronger regional integration efforts by: – March 10, 2012 Trinidadian Leader, Kamla Persad BissessarPARAMARIBO, Suriname — In a statement at the opening of the first plenary session of the 23rd inter-sessional meeting of the conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Paramaribo, Suriname, on Thursday, Kamla Persad Bissessar, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, called for more, not less regional integration.The prime minister extended greetings and congratulations to newly elected heads of state and heads of government, including Donald Ramotar, president of Guyana, and newly elected prime minister of St Lucia, Dr Kenny Anthony. She also made special mention of the newly elected prime minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, whilst citing the historical context of this being the first time in the history of CARICOM there were two sitting women prime ministers, particularly on the commemoration of International Women’s Day.CARICOM’s rocky roadPersad Bissessar spoke on the views offered by consultants who undertook an organisational review of CARICOM, and publicly reiterated her commitment made at the heads of government retreat in St Kitts, stating, “Let me at the onset categorically indicate that Trinidad and Tobago is for CARICOM and for regional integration. Let me also indicate that Trinidad and Tobago understands its role in CARICOM and its responsibility to the region and is committed to cooperation.” Trinidad and Tobago’s follow-through on last meeting’s commitmentThe prime minister recalled her statement made at the last heads of government meeting, where “substantial progress” was made. She stated that on that occasion reference was made to the achievement of a working free trade regime. The prime minister emphasised that every effort to balance trade relations must be actively pursued, with the full implementation of the Single Market, particularly as it deals with trade in services, movement of capital and in particularly, free movement of skilled persons among the member states of the Community.Persad Bissessar went on to advise that it was against this background that Trinidad and Tobago has committed to, and is in the process of establishing the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA], with the government spearheading the construction of the CARPHA facilities.The prime minister also advised on Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment relating to the fast ferry within the Southern Caribbean, citing that the matter was at a stage where it is nearing commencement of service. She stated that the general matter of the intraregional transport to facilitate further trade and people interface needs to be strengthened, citing the Caribbean Airline’s collaboration with Air Jamaica, and its increased flights into the Eastern Caribbean were steps moving in the right direction.The prime minister spoke on two critical elements in the regional development initiative relating to agriculture and energy, stating that the Brazilian offer of a model farm was still very much on Trinidad and Tobago’s agenda. She stated that Trinidad and Tobago was willing to enter into consultations with Antigua and Barbuda, who also expressed interest in exploring the development of the large farms. The prime minister also cited the issue of a pipeline from Trinidad and Tobago up the Eastern Caribbean, with the latest advice being that the linkage with Barbados seems most feasible at this time. More work was cited as necessary to deal with certain undersea volcanic formations which call for further study and analysis to facilitate extension to other Eastern Caribbean countries.Persad Bissessar concluded her statement by recalling the collaborative conversations at the recently concluded CARICOM-Cuba summit, the China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum and the CARICOM-Japan joint economic mission. The prime minister expressed pleasure at the discussions emanating from the 7th UK-Caribbean Forum and the outcomes therein – save and except for the outstanding issue of the air passenger duty [APD]. She closed stating that CARICOM’s present road may be rocky, but advised however that a page should be pulled from the book of the EU, which has shown that the way out of such “crisis” is more, and not less integration.Caribbean News Now 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

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ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup: Pakistan face West Indies nightmare

first_imgThings were much more clinical in the 1979 World Cup with West Indies registering 293/6 with Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes hammering 65. In response, Majid and Zaheer Abbas blasted 81 and 93 respectively but Colin Croft’s 3/29 helped West Indies to a 43-run win. In 1983, Pakistan was blown away for 184 thanks to a brilliant spell from Malcolm Marshall and West Indies romped home to an eight-wicket win with Viv Richards smashing an unbeaten 80.In 1987, with the World Cup moving out of England, Pakistan squared off against West Indies in Lahore and Imran Khan’s brilliant 4/37 restricting West Indies to 216/7. Saleem Yousuf kept Pakistan in the hunt with 56 and the last wicket stand between Abdul Qadir and Saleem Jaffar was vital. Courtney Walsh, who had taken 4/40, refused a mankading opportunity and Pakistan won by one wicket. West Indies avenged the loss in the same edition when Sir Viv Richards blasted 110 and gave West Indies a 28-run win.In the 1992 World Cup encounter in Melbourne, Ramiz Raja blasted a century but Desmond Haynes’ 93 and Brian Lara’s 88 gave West Indies a 10-wicket win. In the 1999 World Cup encounter in Bristol, Azhar Mahmood and Wasim Akram’s exploits with the bat helped Pakistan reach 229/8. Mahmood chipped with the ball as well by taking 3/48 as Pakistan won by 27 runs. In the 2007 World Cup clash in Kingston, Marlon Samuels blasted 63 and three-wicket hauls from Dwayne Bravo and Dwayne Smith helped them win by 54 runs in front of their home fans in Kingston.The only time Pakistan clinically dominated the West Indies was in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal in Dhaka. Shahid Afridi picked up 4/30 and Pakistan thumped the Windies by 10 wickets. In the 2015 clash in Christchurch, West Indies reached 310/6 thanks to fifties from Denesh Ramdin and Lendl Simmons but Andre Russell’s 13-ball 42 made the difference. Pakistan was reduced to 25/5 and despite the fifties from Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal, West Indies won by 150 runs.Will Pakistan overcome their jinx against West Indies in the 2019 World Cup or will the West Indies continue their domination? Pakistan won only in 1987, 1999 and 2011 against West Indies in World Cups.Pakistan has won only once in the ICC Cricket World Cup in England against West Indies.Pakistan has lost nine out of 10 ODI games before the World Cup. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When one talks about Pakistan’s bogey team in the ICC Cricket World Cup, the first team that comes to mind is India. Pakistan has never defeated India in the ICC Cricket World Cup ever since their first encounter in the 1992 World Cup in Sydney. The scoreline of 0-6 is used by the Indian cricket team fans to troll Pakistan at each and every World Cup encounter. However, when one takes a closer look at the numbers, India is actually not the real nightmare for Pakistan. The 1992 World Cup champions have a 3-7 scoreline against another team. They are the West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 champions who have dominated Pakistan on the big stage.Ever since 1975, Pakistan has rarely held the edge against the West Indies in the World Cup. In their first encounter at Birmingham in the 1975 World Cup, Pakistan notched up 266/7 with the fifties from skipper Majid Khan, Wasim Raja and Mushtaq Mohammad. In response, West Indies were staring down the barrel at 166/8 but Deryck Murray held the key. Murray stitched a 37-run stand with Vanburn Holder but when he fell, West Indies were still 64 runs away. Andy Roberts showed his mettle and his 64-run stand helped West Indies cross the line by one wicket. Roberts’ unbeaten 24 and Murray’s 61 helped West Indies over the line in a humdinger. highlightslast_img read more

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Windies launch ambitious World Cup campaign against Pakistan today

first_imgNOTTINGHAM, England (CMC) – Fuelled by a desire to prove their many detractors wrong, a confident West Indies will launch an ambitious bid to win the ICC World Cup when they take on enigmatic Pakistan at Trent Bridge here today.Winners of the first two World Cups back in 1975 and 1979 West Indies’ star has since fallen and are no longer considered one-day powerhouses. And with just a single series win in the last five years, their tag of underdogs is perhaps justified.Yet, their performance against world number ones and tournament favourites, England, in the Caribbean this year pointed to somewhat of a rejuvenation, giving players and fans alike the faintest of hope that the side could put together a formidable World Cup challenge.Written off before the start of the England series, the Caribbean side managed to pull off a 2-2 draw, doing so while brandishing a bold, audacious brand of cricket not seen in recent years. The result also instilled a new level of self-belief in the squad and there is now a quiet confidence the Caribbean side can now put the lean years of under-achievement behind them.Captain Jason Holder, leading West Indies for the second straight World Cup, said the squad was settled and in a good place mentally heading into the opening clash against Pakistan.“One thing I like coming into this tournament is that every player is in a good frame of mind,” he told media here yesterday.“Everybody is playing with a smile on his face, and I think that’s how we play our best cricket. We’re fearless, we enjoy what we’re doing and we enjoy one another’s company. I can safely say within the group we’ve got that.“We’ve got an atmosphere that we would like to create, and we’ve got the energy going into this tournament that we would want to have.”He added: “I think the rest is left to us on the field. We’ve just got to execute whatever plans we formulate, and I think execution is key in this tournament, you know, whether it’s West Indies, England, India or whoever.“I think the teams that execute their plans and are as disciplined as they can be more often than not they’re going to come out on top.”West Indies will have to buck recent history against Pakistan, which has seen them lose 11 of their last 16 ODIs in bilateral series. The Caribbean side have had better luck against Pakistan in World Cup match-ups, however, winning six of their eight meetings – including in the 2015 edition when they crushed their Asian opponents by 150 runs.For their part, Pakistan enter the contest on the back of a poor run of form that has seen them lose 13 of their last 18 ODIs. Earlier this month, they were creamed 4-0 in a five-match series by hosts England.But Pakistan are mercurial, lurching from mediocre to brilliant in the blink of an eye and Holder said his team would be taking nothing for granted against them.“We’ve obviously looked at their players, tried to formulate our plans towards them and obviously our mode of attack,” he explained.“We’ve had a few discussions as the team and a few team meetings just to formulate whatever plans we’re going into tomorrow’s game with. But yeah, it’s just a normal thing. It’s nothing different depending on who the team is.“We just want to be as professional as we possibly can, not take anything for granted. I don’t think we’re in a position to take anything for granted; to just be in a situation where we just assess who we’re playing against, formulate our plans or look to execute them.”West Indies’ batting is to be feared. Headed by veteran talisman Chris Gayle, it boasts the likes of the classy Shai Hope and Darren Bravo, as well as the brawn of Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and the spectacular Andre Russell.Against England earlier this year, they twice scored in excess of 350 – including an all-time record 389 in the fourth ODI in Grenada. Their mammoth 421 against New Zealand in their last official warm-up in Bristol last Tuesday served as a timely reminder of the Caribbean side’s ability and at Trent Bridge where there have been several large totals this season, expectations are already high.However, Holder reminded that cricket was played on the day and depended heavily on conditions, and there was no guarantee of consistently high totals.“I don’t want to sit here and try to predetermine what’s going to happen, but I just think in this situation we play a normal cricket game,” he stressed.“We assess the conditions as early as possible and we play to suit. I think where the game has gone now, especially in England here, there have been some high totals, but there have been totals where I saw one or two games lately that were relatively low-scoring. It can happen.“That’s the way cricket is played, and that’s the nature of the game. I just don’t want to sit before a game and say we’re looking to score 500 or 600, I just want to play it as we see it and assess the conditions like any other game.”SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.PAKISTAN – Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz.last_img read more

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Running back Carter charged with assault

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse University football player Delone Carter was charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a physical altercation he had with an SU student on Feb. 27, said Deputy Chief Joe Cecile of the Syracuse Police Department.The charge was levied Wednesday after Carter and teammate Ryan Gillum were questioned by detectives regarding the matter, Cecile said. Gillum was not charged in the incident.The altercation happened on the 300 block of Waverly Avenue at roughly 1 a.m., Cecile said. A vehicle containing Carter and Gillum was struck by a snowball, and the SU running back responded by confronting a group of students nearby in front of Kimmel Hall.Cecile said he did not believe the students Carter confronted were the ones who threw the snowball at the vehicle.“A snowball was thrown at the vehicle, they came back to the scene, got out, there was a verbal confrontation between them and two other males — neither of which threw the snowball — and at some point Mr. Carter threw a punch at one of the other individuals,” Cecile said.Carter, Syracuse’s leading rusher and slated starter, struck SU student William Hotaling, Cecile said. Hotaling, a junior in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, fell to the ground and hit his head, Cecile said. He was later treated for facial injuries.Hotaling declined to comment on the incident. “At this time I can’t really make any comments,” he said, “but as the facts come to light they’ll speak for themselves on the events of that night.”Cecile did not confirm the driver of the vehicle Carter was in, nor did he confirm when Carter is slated to appear in court. Calls to the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office were not returned.Michael Vavonese, Gillum’s lawyer, said he is upset with the way police handled the investigation and questioning of his client. Vavonese said he told police he did not want them questioning his client, as he prefers police work with his client through him.Vavonese would not elaborate on his concern on how police handled the case. He stressed Gillum was not charged with or a suspect in the assault.“My client has never been charged with anything and has done nothing wrong,” Vavonese said.George Raus, Carter’s lawyer, said he believes Carter and Gillum’s civil rights were violated by the way police handled the matter.He said it is his understanding that Syracuse police detectives approached Carter and Gillum in the middle of Wednesday’s football practice and handcuffed them in front of their teammates without arresting them.“They carted them off to jail knowing they had attorneys and didn’t contact the attorneys,” Raus said. “It’s an obstruction of civil rights, and whoever that detective is should be fired.”Raus said he believes the approach was used as a form of intimidation and that he would not be surprised if it was used to get Gillum to implicate Carter in the assault.Raus was not contacted by police to be told they had his client until 10 p.m., approximately seven hours after Carter and Gillum were taken in, at which point Raus expressed his anger and was hung up on, he said. Carter and Gillum would not have needed to explicitly request their lawyers to the police for the lawyers to be contacted, Raus said, as the police already knew they were being represented and were told not to question them without a lawyer.Raus plans to pursue repercussions for the police but has not yet decided an appropriate place or form, he said.Raus could not provide any more information as he said he has not met with his client since the incident and has not reviewed police reports. He said he believes Carter’s court date is in May but did not know the exact date.Carter and Gillum did not participate in Syracuse’s Spring Game, which took place Saturday at the Carrier Dome.SU head coach Doug Marrone said the two have been suspended for the spring — which ended Saturday — but will not give out any further information.“I just want everyone to know that I’ve been consistent in the past of not divulging anything for the team violations,” Marrone said. “They’ve just been suspended for that. As of right now, they have just been suspended for the spring.” Comments Published on April 18, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

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Shafer, Clawson discuss true freshman quarterbacks Long, Wolford

first_img Published on October 15, 2014 at 1:39 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb As Syracuse and Wake Forest find themselves sitting near the bottom of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, they do so with true freshman quarterbacks currently leading their offenses.SU (2-4, 0-2 ACC) head coach Scott Shafer confirmed during the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning that AJ Long will be his starting quarterback at Wake Forest (2-4, 0-2) on Saturday as sophomore Austin Wilson is recovering from an upper-body injury and Terrel Hunt is sidelined with a fractured fibula.“Pleased with his first output and looking forward to seeing how he can go against a very good Wake Forest defense,” Shafer said of Long. “When he’s on the move, he has good vision down the field and he can also still give us the designed quarterback run plays that cause defenses headaches.”In Long’s collegiate debut in Saturday’s loss to the reigning national champions, he impressed not only his coaches and teammates, but also his next opponent.Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference that Long has benefited from being surrounded by a veteran offensive line and added that WFU’s defense will have to key in on bringing Long down and not allowing him to extend plays with his feet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’re plugging this guy in with a bunch of guys who have played a lot of football,” Clawson said.The Demon Deacons, coming off a bye week, start John Wolford, another true freshman signal-caller. To this point in the season, the Jacksonville, Florida native has completed 59.3 percent of his passes, averaging 177.2 yards per game and throwing six touchdowns to 11 interceptions.Clawson complimented Wolford’s poise and maturity, the stats indicate that he’s struggled to get Wake Forest’s offense — worst in the country in yards per game — off the ground.“I don’t think there’s a coach in the country who goes into a season and says, ‘Man, I hope we play a true freshman quarterback this year,’” Clawson said. “If you’re playing a true freshman quarterback, it’s because something went wrong.”Clawson said that against the Seminoles on Oct. 4, the Demon Deacons didn’t drop Wolford back to pass as much to avoid him taking unnecessary hits in what ended up being a 40-3 loss.“You’re not going to have the same playbook you’re going to have with a third-year sophomore or junior or fourth- or fifth-year senior,” Clawson said. “Every quarterback has a breaking point in terms of overload, giving them too much. And that breaking point with a freshman happens a lot quicker than it does with a veteran quarterback.“You have to be careful with what you put on those guys’ plates.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Football team begins preparing for Longhorns

first_imgFreshman quarterback JT Daniels threw two interceptions and zero touchdowns against Stanford, but he will look to turn the page against Texas this weekend on the road. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)After a tough loss at Stanford on Saturday, the Trojans will attempt to redeem themselves when they travel to the Lone Star State to play Texas with preparations ramping up on Tuesday.Prized freshman quarterback JT Daniels struggled against the Cardinal, completing 16 of his 34 passes for 215 yards and two interceptions while getting sacked four times and losing a fumble against Stanford’s aggressive blitz. Daniels also briefly exited the game after bruising his hand, causing some concern about his status this week.But during practice Tuesday, head coach Clay Helton said that Daniels looked good with his hand and is not experiencing pain.“It’s pretty dang close,” Daniels said when asked if his hand was 100 percent . “It’s just an adjustment I have to make… It’s not like, ‘Oh, I can’t throw to the corner route, or something like that. It was just an in-game adjustment and that’s football and it happens. It’s just something I have to deal with.”  Daniels also downplayed using his freshman status as an excuse for his play, saying that learning curves are still mistakes.“They’re both the exact same thing, pretty much,” Daniels said. “They’re mistakes that you would expect someone that’s newer to make … We’re allowed to make mistakes, but it’s also you’re allowed to make that mistake once. … We’re learning from [mistakes] and trying to be better each day.”Daniels also expressed confidence in freshman wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown, saying that his deep ball targeted to St. Brown that was intercepted in the fourth quarter was not St. Brown’s fault.“It was not a good throw,” Daniels said. “It wasn’t where it was supposed to be — in the end zone, back corner. Obviously losing is never fun, you never go out to lose … I’m happy that we  got that experience under our belt in week one, rather than week 10, week 11.”Usc – Texas RivalryHead coach Clay Helton is ready to move past last weekend and focus on Texas, a team that USC beat in an exciting double-overtime thriller last season.“Really a special game, I think for both universities and both fanbases,” Helton said. “This has always been a special rivalry, and we look forward to having the opportunity to going down and facing the Longhorns.”Helton broke down the Longhorns’ offense and emphasized what the team is looking to do to slow them down. Helton said Texas has a balanced offense and praised quarterback Sam Ehlinger.“I’ve also been impressed with what coach Herman has been doing with Sam as far as his progression from a true freshman last year to a year’s worth of experience,” Helton said. “You see his poise in the pocket; he’s really maturing. He’s got two really good wideouts on the outside in Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey that are very efficient on the deep ball.”Texas’ offense isn’t as prolific as Stanford’s, so if USC can limit Texas’ explosive plays and force Ehlinger outside of the pocket and throw on the run, they should be in good shape on that side of the field. Come Saturday evening, Daniels and the offense will look to do their part this time.Injury UpdateRedshirt freshman cornerback Isaiah Pola-Mao is out for the game with a shoulder injury. Senior cornerback Isaiah Langley is limited with hip and groin injuries.last_img read more

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